14 Jul '11, 9pm

Florida AG's Office Fires Attorneys For Pursuing Banks | Care2 Causes

Florida AG's Office Fires Attorneys For Pursuing Banks | Care2 Causes

Florida is one of the states hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Entire developments sit abandoned and stories of fraud bubble up on a near daily basis. So you would think that the states Attorney General’s office would be among those leading the investigations into illegal lending and processing practices that fueled the housing bubble then preyed on its victims. You’d be wrong . According to former Assistant Attorney General Theresa Edwards, she was fired from the office for pursuing banks too aggressively. In an interview with the Palm Beach Post, Edwards claims that she and colleague June Clarkson were in the middle of investigating the state’s foreclosure mills when she they were fired. At the time they were let go Edwards and Clarkson were collecting evidence of legal malpractice and fraud engaged in by banks and loan servicers. The investigations had originated u...

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